The Atheist Christmas Coloring Book is a creative way for children of all ages to learn about the rational roots of Christmas in pictures and rhyme.
A secular Christmas coloring book for atheists, humanists, agnostics, and even grumpy Scrooge.
Whimsical art and insightful poetry allow families to understand the origins of Christmas, and see that many legends went in to creating it. Old traditions and new provide unlimited opportunities for freethinkers to enjoy the season.
Solstice, Yule, Saturnalia, Hanukkah, and other traditions were blended centuries ago to form Christmas, and embellished with fairy tales and fables into the rich secular modern celebration we have today.
Values like joy, peace, sharing, and celebration are not limited to one faith or culture in December. The foundations of Christmas may be mythological, but the Spirit of Christmas is universal.
Keep the Merry, without the Myths!
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Christmas for Atheists?!?
Somethings are bigger than us. Eternal, global, connected to the universe. Of course I am not talking about God. It’s Christmas! Since the dawn of time humans have celebrated the Winter solstice as a time of cheer and goodwill. The War on Solstice by Christianity has branded the winter celebration after Jesus, and is trying to establish claim to the age old holiday. Let’s take Christmas back for the rest of us, so we can all celebrate joy, peace, and love with our families and friends on December 25th.
No one religion or culture has a monopoly on sharing, caring, peace and joy. Before and after the birth of Christ, wintertime “Christmas” traditions existed independently of Christianity. God doesn’t control the tilt of the Earth!
Christmas is part of our Western tradition. Over the centuries, local customs were adapted to bring Christmas to everyone, regardless of their faith, or lack of it.It has always been a special time of year across diverse cultures, and has spread far beyond the West to all corners of the globe. Christmas need not be dedicated to mysticism and supernatural nonsense.
Atheists can embrace Christmas as a mid-winter celebration with friends and family. It is a wonderful time to share family traditions and discuss the rational roots that keep your family strong. No need to eschew Christmas just because of tangential religious connections. We celebrate Thursday without worshiping Thor!
This book was written by Rick Marazzani, a geek dad, tech nerd, and objective Freethinker. Connect at rickmarazzani at Gmail.
The illustrator is Claire Viskova; more of her work can be found at ClaireCartoon.com
The Atheist Christmas Coloring Book is a 25 page booklet for children of all ages and faiths to learn about the roots of Christmas in pictures and rhyme.
Christmas is too great a gift from the Universe to attribute to just one religion or culture. The Atheist Christmas Coloring Book is a rational look at the holiday and encourages everyone to share the spirit of joy and caring, especially with our friends and family.
Atheist Christmas Coloring Book in the Media
Great atheist Xmas chat on the podcast Dionysian Dialectics – by Alexander Quaresma